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'Can I Kiss You?' coming to Penn State on Aug. 23

Nationally renowned author and expert on consent, intimacy and bystander intervention to present his one-person show

Domitrz will provide answers to all your questions about intimacy, boundaries, and relationships in, “Can I Kiss You?” on August 23. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Critically acclaimed author and expert Mike Domitrz has been inspiring students through humor and a truly unique approach to healthier dating and communication for more than 15 years.

On Aug. 23, Domitrz will provide answers to all your questions about intimacy, boundaries and relationships in “Can I Kiss You?” his one-person interactive show, which is continually one of the highest attended events on college campuses across the country.

This public event is being offered in person and virtually to everyone, although the show is geared toward students. The live event will take place at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, HUB-Robeson Center on the University Park campus of Penn State. To watch via Zoom, participants can register for the live stream link. Attendees at the in-person event must mask in accordance with Penn State’s guidelines. This event is free.

Domirtz is the author of two books and founder of the Center for Respect. His thoughtful, caring, and high energy approach combined with his incredible talent as a speaker enables him to connect with audiences of all ages in honest, unique conversations that are always built on creating positive behavioral transformation for each individual and the community.

While often thought of as primarily academic institutions, colleges and universities also serve as social institutions. College is a time to find your place, develop your passion, and establish relationships from professional networking, to friendships, to intimate and sexual relationships.

“After over a year of social distancing and quarantine, students are eager to return to campus and take part in campus life again,” said Becca Geiger, assistant director of the Gender Equity Center. “As we start to navigate our new normal, something lost is the ability to communicate and develop meaningful, healthy relationships that do not happen behind the barrier of a screen. Our students are craving connection, now more than ever and we want to ensure they have the tools to establish boundaries, effectively communicate, and develop healthy relationships of all sorts during their time at Penn State.”

“Can I Kiss You?” is hosted by the Gender Equity Center and co-sponsored by Penn State Interfraternity Council, Penn State Panhellenic Council, Penn State Air Force ROTC, and Centre Safe.

For more information on this program and on the Gender Equity Center, visit

Last Updated August 16, 2021